First Fridays in the Field at the Otisco Lake Preserve

Photo: Rob Howard

Photo: Rob Howard


2:00 – 5:30 PM


Otisco Lake Preserve  – Willowdale Road, town of Spafford


Please RSVP with Nature Preserve Manager Jason Gorman, by emailing or calling 607-275-9487.


This is our first nature preserve in the Otisco Lake watershed, and we are very excited to provide public access to 1,300 feet of pristine shoreline on the easternmost Finger Lake!  Volunteer activities will include invasive species management, clearing a new hiking trail along a beautiful gorge, and/or building log steps leading to the lakeshore.  Please note that this property is rather steep and rugged, with significant elevation change.

A work session will be held from 2:00-4:30 pm, followed by a social hour from 4:30-5:30 – light refreshments and snacks will be provided!  Please wear sturdy footwear, and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.  We will provide tools and work gloves, but feel free to bring your own if you have a favorite pair.


Directions and parking instructions will be provided upon registration.

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